Twelve canoeists have been rescued off the coast of Swanage after getting into difficulty. Two three seater, and one six seater canoes were on the water when the larger canoe capsized.
The canoeists became swamped. A nearby boat saw the rouble and raised the alarm to the coastguard.
Swanage Lifeboat was called out and the group were rescued and taken to safety.
We're told they were suffering from the cold, but are all safe and do not need any medical attention.
Mark Rodaway, Portland Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Manager gave this statement with regards to the inquest into the death of Charlotte Furness-Smith.
A coroner has recorded a verdict of misadventure in the case of a woman who died trapped in Dorset sea cave.
Thirty-year-old Charlotte Furness-Smith had gone coasteering with her brother when she was swept into Tilly Whim caves in Swanage last November.
Her body has never been found.
The family of a woman from Buckinghamshire who drowned after becoming trapped in a cave have branded the inquest into her death as 'a charade'. Charlotte Furness-Smith - known as Buffy - was an army reservist and teacher from Amersham.
She was taking part in an adventure sport near Swanage in Dorset last November. Her body has never been found. Her family say rescuers delayed getting a rope down into the cave to save her. From Bournemouth Coroner's Court, Richard Slee sent this
An inquest is due to open into the death of a teacher who disappeared when she became trapped in caves in Dorset.
Thirty-year-old Charlotte Furness-Smith had gone coasteering with her brother when she was swept into Tilly Whim caves in Swanage last November. Her body has never been found.
The inquest is expected to last two days.
One of the most iconic piers on our coastline has finally reopened. Swanage Pier in Dorset was severely damaged by a storm a year ago. Divers were involved in the £50,000 restoration project. It is now fully repaired and safe for people to enjoy.
One of the most iconic piers on our coastline was finally reopened today.
Swanage Pier in Dorset was severely damaged by a storm a year ago. Divers were involved in the fifty thousand pound restoration project. It's now fully repaired and safe for people to enjoy.
The family of a teacher from Buckinghamshire who died when she was swept into a Dorset sea cave have paid tribute to her.
They described the 30-year-old as a 'wonderful girl' with an 'engaging personality'.
Charlotte Furness-Smith was coasteering, a sport which involves moving along the coastline on foot or by swimming.
Despite the RNLI's attempt to rescue her at the Tilly Whim Caves near Swanage, they could not reach her in time amidst the rough conditions.
Rescue teams have been unable to find the body of a missing swimmer who died while trapped in a sea cave in Dorset.
Dorset Police together with Swanage Coastguard Rescue Team and Swanage RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat conducted a thorough search of the location at Tilly Whim Caves.
The missing woman has not been located and enquiries are ongoing. Officers say they are in close contact with the family.
It's feared a new craze that's taking thrill seekers by storm may have led to the death of a woman who became trapped in a cave off the Dorset Coast. Martin Dowse reports.